Hair Salons Are Allowed to Reopen

••• “Santa Barbara entered the ranks of civilized places on Tuesday with the lifting of the ban on haircuts in the county. Public Health also declared graduations could be held more personally than previously mandated and church services, too. Barbers and beauticians may once again touch their clients’ heads—as long as all are wearing masks—for hair coloring, weaves, braids, blowouts, relaxing, and wig maintenance. Services that touch the face, however, like shaving, facial waxing, threading, and facials, remain off limits.” I’ve never gotten a haircut where the stylists didn’t touch my head, and it seems fairly likely that patrons will have to remove their masks for at least part of the haircut. —Independent (photo courtesy 19 Blue)

••• “Hilda Maldonado, associate superintendent of leadership and partnerships at Los Angeles Unified School District, is the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s new superintendent.” —Noozhawk

••• “Several water districts across the Santa Barbara County South Coast are considering proposed new rate plans. Here’s a breakdown.” —Noozhawk

••• “The Chumash Casino and Resort plans to reopen its doors […] at noon on June 10.” So if you like to gamble, now you can stake your life…. —KEYT

••• Appalling: “The Trump administration last week approved a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It would be the first well drilled in the monument since it was established in 2001.” —a Los Padres ForestWatch release on Edhat